History final

Events

US Aquires Panamal Canal

11-17-1903

The U.S acquired the 'Panama Canal' project from the French for $40 million. Colombia signed a treaty with the U.S. granting permission to construct the canal through their sovereign territory.

San Francisco Earthquake

April 18, 1906

Leaves 500 dead or missing and destroys about 4 square miles of the city.

Seventeenth Amendment

April 8, 1913

Seventeenth amendment to the constitution is ratified, providing for the direct election of U.S. Senators by popular vote rather than by the states legislatures.

Panama Canal opens

1914

Panama Canal opens for ship traffic.

World War I

1914 - 1918

The US joined world war 1 in 1914 to aid the British and French against Germany.The war lasted for 4 years until finally the US pushed threw the lines.

Wilson's Second Inaguration

03-05-1917 - 05-15-1917

First regular airmail service begins,with one round trip a day between Washington, DC, and New York.

Jeannette Rankin

November 7, 1917

First woman to be elected to the House of Representatives.

Eighteen Amendment

01-16-1919

Eighteenth Amendment to the constitution is ratified, prohibition the manufacturing, sale, and transportation of liquor.

Treaty of versailles

11-19-1919

This is very important, because the countries who won the war came together to decide the fate of Germany and decide there punishment.

Warren G. Harding

1921 - 1923

He is inaugurated as the 29th president, and does many good things like sign a treaty.

Peace with Austria and Germany

07-02-1921

Warren G. Harding declaring peace with Austria and Germany.

Charles Lindbergh First Solo Non Stop Flight

05-20-1927 - 05-21-1927

Charles Lindbergh makes his first solo non stop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Stock market crash

1929

Stock market crash precipitates the Great Depression.

Hattie Wyatt Caraway

January 12, 1932

First woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate, to fill a vacancy caused by the death of her husband.

Amelia Earhart

May 21, 1932

Amelia Earhart completes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

F. Roosevelt

1933 - 1945

He was pressing for two terms and did a lot of good things, like he help with the wild and create parks.

Twenty-first Amendment

December 5, 1933

Twenty-first Amendment is ratified, repealing prohibition.

Works Progress Administration

1935 - 1943

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was instituted by presidential executive order under the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of April 1935, to generate public jobs for the unemployed.

World War II

1939 - 1945

The Second World War lasted for 6 years and was hell on earth for everyone,but in the last year of the war we started winning first with Japan then defeating Germany by tricking him with making him thing we were attacking from one way with tanks,but we actually came from sea.

Truman

April 12, 1945 - January 20, 1953

Truman was president for 2 terms and helped with NATO was established.

United Nations Is Established

10-24-1945

This was created after the war to help deal with with Germany's and everybody' else's punishment for war they have done.

The Philippines achieved independence peacefully from the U.S

1946

The Philippines gain independence from us after the Spanish American war.